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contraer

  
a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
  [+obligación]  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer matrimonio
exp.
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
v.
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
Deberíamos preguntarles a los Intactos cómo evitan contraer la enfermedad. Perhaps we should ask the Untouched how they avoid contracting the disease.
Allí es donde los visitantes corren el mayor riesgo de contraer el ébola. That's where visitors are most at risk of contracting Ebola.
Estoy pensando qué enfermedad podría contraer. I'm already thinking about what kind of sickness I can get.
Los niños y los adultos que nunca fueron vacunados contra la rubéola aún pueden contraer esta infección. Children and adults who were never vaccinated against rubella may still get this infection.
No tengo ninguna intención de contraer el equivalente hologramatico de la rabia canina. I have no intention of contracting the hologrammatic equivalent of foaming dog fever.
Pero me previene de contraer la enfermedad. But it prevents me from contracting the disease.
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